Might the Anti Smoking Law in the United Kingdom Force Bingo Enthusiasts On to the Net?


Posted by Jace | Posted in Bingo | Posted on 27-05-2023

Much has been stated in the papers not long ago concerning the bingo industry being hurt as a consequence of the anti smoking law in England. Conditions have grown so bad that in Scotland the Bingo industry has requested big aid to assist in keeping the industry afloat. But can the web variation of this traditional game offer a escape, or will it never compare to its land based relative?

Bingo is an ancient game usually played by the "blue rinse" generation. Although the game of late had undergone a recent return in appeal with younger people deciding to go to the bingo parlors rather than the discos on a Saturday night. All this is about to be reversed with the enforcement of the cigarette ban throughout United Kingdom.

Players will no longer be allowed to puff on cigarettes while marking off their numbers. Starting in the summer of 2007 every public location will no longer be permitted to allow smoking in their buildings and this includes Bingo halls, which are possibly the most favored areas where many people like to smoke.

The outcome of the anti smoking law can already be looked at in Scotland where cigarettes are already illegal in the bingo halls. Profits have plunged and the industry is literally struggling for to stay alive. But where did the players go? Certainly they haven’t forgotten this classic game?

The answer is on the internet. Gamblers are now realizing that they can participate in bingo in front of their computer whilst enjoying a drink and cigarette and still enjoy monstrous cash rewards. This is a recent anomaly and has timed itself bordering on perfect with the anti smoking law.

Of course betting on on the internet can never replace the collective aspect of going down to the bingo parlor, but for a group of players the rules have left a lot of bingo enthusiasts with little choice.

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